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Malaria Can Make You Vulnerable

Monsoon season is much awaited by all after struggling from the scorching heat of summer; however, this season brings along a host of diseases. Stated by Parmar Hospital  during the monsoon season, people usually feel unwell and get vulnerable to diseases and health issues like viral fever, influenza, poor digestion, typhoid, throat infection, dysentery, cholera, and diarrhea.

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One of the most common diseases observed during this season is Malaria. This life-threatening disease is caused by parasites that are transmitted to the body through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquito.

Symptoms

If Malaria is left untreated it can turn out to be incurable and cause complications like anemia, jaundice, brain malaria, dehydration, liver failure and kidney failure. Some prominent symptoms that can be noticed in malaria are:

  • Fever and body ache
  • Chills
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Headache
  • Cough and diarrhea

How to prevent Malaria

  1. According to Dr. Sanjeev Parmar (Obstetrics & Gynecology) Parmar Hospital, you can naturally avert malaria by upholding your personal hygiene and keeping your surroundings clean. Here are a few tips for natural malaria prevention.
  2. First and foremost try to limit outdoor activities between dusk and dawn. Stay indoors as much as possible.
  3. It is essential to use bed nets during monsoon, especially if you live in swampy areas that are majorly affected by the monsoon, as these nets can shield you from infectious mosquitoes.
  4. Remember to wear protective clothes such as long-sleeved shirts and pants so as to avoid mosquito bites.
  5. Use insect repellents that contain good amount of DEET in them.
  6. Ward off from areas where malaria mosquitoes can breed easily. Maintain high levels of cleanliness inside and outside your house.
  7. Make sure that there are no plashes or pools of water around your house.
  8. Indoor residual spraying (IRS) of houses can be useful in preventing malaria. Stay in cold temperatures as this can prevent malaria naturally.

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